Domaine Boudin

The Boudin domaine is located in La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, one of the hamlets outside of Chablis proper, just across the Serein river from the 1er Cru vineyard of Fourchaume. The Boudin family farms just over 11 hectares of vineyards in Chablis, including 5 in the premier cru Fourchaume. Run by Francis Boudin, Domaine Boudin is an outpost of artisanal, hand-crafted wine in a region that is dominated by negociants. Francis strives for purity and terroir-expressiveness by eschewing oak. Another distinguishing factor of Boudin's is the fact that all plantings have come from massal selections of their own Chablis vines rather than re-planting with Chardonnay clones from other areas of Burgundy, a more common practice in the region. Add to that the fact Domaine Boudin has an enviable array of holdings (including the rarest of rare 1er Cru L'Homme Mort, a south facing parcel within Fourchaume).

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Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2016
2016 Chablis 1er Cru, Fourchaumedelivers Fourchaume's rich orchard fruits and white flowers, with a streamlined personality, a racy edge and intense minerality. One might say it’s more classic. This is a concentrated, elegant Chablis with flavors of sea salt, crushed stones, candied lemons. Pure

Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2015
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89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaume has a simple, fresh melon and grapefruit scented bouquet that is clean and pure, though needs to show more mineralité. The palate is balanced with a saline entry, a little serious and it just pulls up a little short on the waxy, spicy finish.

Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2014
2014 Chablis 1er Cru, Fourchaumedelivers Fourchaume's rich orchard fruits and white flowers, with a streamlined personality, a racy edge and intense minerality. One might say it’s more classic. This is a concentrated, elegant Chablis with flavors of sea salt, crushed stones, candied lemons. Pure

Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2013
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Full straw-yellow. Lime and crushed stone on the nose. along with some of the tropical fruit character typical of the vintage. Silky-smooth but nicely dry on the palate, and a bit less exotic than the nose suggests. Good wet-stone minerality carries through on the smooth, lingering

Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2012
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88  "From tank, Boudin’s 2012 Chablis Fourchaume displays hints of poire eaux de vie along with alkaline, stony, even slightly dank allusions to things mineral; and while more substantial in palate presence and equally winsome in texture, displays slightly less primary juiciness, cut

Boudin 'L'Homme Mort' Chablis 1er Cru 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92  "The 2011 Chablis L’Homme Mort flows from the glass with slate, butter, smoke, succulent peaches and flowers. It is complex, earthy and distinctive, all at the same time. This is one of the most idiosyncratic wines in Chablis, but when it is on it can be fabulous, as it is this

Boudin 'Fourchaume' Chablis 1er Cru 2011
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "Bright light yellow. Musky aromas of orange oil, spices, nuts and butter reminded me of Meursault. Broad, rich and tactile in the mouth but with a light touch and firm minerality that come as a surprise following the nose. Not a honeyed style of Fourchaume in spite of its

Boudin '1er Fourchaume' Chablis 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "The 2010 Chablis Fourchaume boasts an intense core of minerality. There is a pointedness and focus to the 2010 that is striking. At the same time, the fruit is rich, supple and generous. All of that adds up to a complete, gorgeous Chablis bursting with class and pedigree. Fans of